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J. HUDSON. l'UIXIKIt.
THEODORE PARKER on the JERRY RESCUE.
From the Syracuse Free Democrat.
From the Syracuse Free Democrat. WEST NEWTON, Sept. 25, 1852.
Mt Dkr Sin : ! thank you for the honor
yon have iIimih me, by yuur invitation lo join
in ecdhrnliiig the rescue of Jerry from llm
liamU of llie Government kiiluai'in-rs. in llic
rily of Syracuse. I regret tlmt I shall nut
Ims able In lin present wild ynu nil tlml occa
sion, anil in any linv n Il l Imnnr the deed,
llm men w do did ii, iiml l,u inniivu wdicli
The regular forms of Judicial prorei'uro
are n very important p-ot of tin dclcnsi- ol
iulilic iiml private li.,eily. lint I respect
the statute, which meu have made, only no
liir tin Ihey embody justice, mul conserve llni
inalienable rights ol lin n. When statutes
liiil thereof; or fro hey nod iiml, I have no re
spect lor llicm, inure lliini the dictate ol' nn
irrguhtr mol, or Ihe iiniinnl of n Ii-mmi.
All unjust pt .tiitr in nn! only ii'mnlly void
ll la inritivrly wicked to obey it, or allow it
to lie ciiliiri'i'il In llni injniy ol' innocent mi ll,
ll in my ilnty in resist n w'icked law by nil
expedient ilmt me iiniiiiiilly jntir. For il"
there i a God, w ho I tho Author of mini
and of the I nnerse, then miin owe idlrgi
anee to tlmi (.'oil, in the law of hi own nn
lure nml to the constitution ol' lin: I'nivcrsc.
Thia allegiance iiiiinI override nil claim ol
any luiiniin Ifgislaliuu all claim of King
Mutinied, or of King Miiny. So liir, there
fore, na the statute of nu n me ju,, ron.
fnrmnhle to the inornl niiliiri! of ui.'in, mill llm
riiiistitotinn of the Universe, ihey urn enti
tled to ohediruro by the citizen of the
country where they are inmlu nml known.
Hill an fur mp limy nro uiijiiNl, lliey have no
rhiiin to lie obey ril ; il it u rin louhey llii ni.
Who uiivu me Iho riht to iln wrnnjf ? I inn
Imlinii In obey uvery niilimil lnv of Ool,
writ in the I'mverpe, mh nnieli na if it were pro.
rhiiineil lo mo by mi mnlililu voire of llm
Infinite, enkiiip nt Sinai or IMoniiilniH-k.
Every Ihing ia miwiinblu lo llie Inliiiitu CJkJ.
A (!nveriinii-iil ia n Imily w'ith limiteil ju
riHilii'lion, nml IihIiIm iiH otiice Mihji'd lo llm
lialiirnl imiverxiil nmnil l.nw of (iml, whii-h
ia the form of nil pnvertnnriilM, innl thu iiLko.
lute rule ol coinlurt lo nil mimkiiiil. Thn
Unvuriiumiil of llm 1'iiiteil Slnlea in plill fur-
.liter limiteil by llm IV ili-rnl CoUHlilulion,
which ia thu conveiiliouiil liuui of thia fn
verunieiil in inriiriilur the ruleof enuiliict,
lliereliire, irn iil. il by the ii'oi!e of Amerii'ii.
There nre, Ihi-relbru, two rhirkn liir the
Ainerienii (.'ovi rmneiitt llm rnumitiiiiou ol
llm I' ii i ve rrie, iiimiIi) by (Jail, mill llm eoiiHli
tiiliini of Iho Uuili'il Slntrp, tiinili) by lliu peo
ple thereof. So (iir na Iho ovi'rniiii'M vin
Inlea thu first il losea nil iintnn.l ehiiui lo
nbeilience ; if llm hml, it ioara nil convuli
tieiuil ehiiui thereto.
Now, lliu preaent pnvernment of the IVi
teil Sliilea I menu iho men who enuelril
- the Fugitive Shivn bill, nml tried In exeeuli:
il Imve not only therein minted the eon
linilinn of llm L'liileil HiiiIpp, but Imve vin-
. Uled uIpo the conptitiitioii of llm L'uiverae,
mid prnelic.illy mipiiiiied iinliiuili'il iniihoiiiy
by ehiimini; llm right in pel llm L'nv of (bid
t di'fiimee. Soum nipmbera of I he (ioveru
llient Imve prnuilly mill publiely ileebired
lluit ibere waa no low of (Jml h'itiher limit
i. Ilio Fnt,'iive Sluvo bill. Clerfryumn, reeily
for lhair reconipeiipe, have been luiiud either
to aunctinn lliia elniin of jrnveriiiiient to do
it in llm iiiiine of God! Jl him nlwn.VH been
' ao; il ia not open apeenbilive Atheipta tlmt
nre the moat dimgeroiia In the welliire of
mankind, but rler.'Miien who, in the nnnm
. of Chriat, preach up deaioliaiu, and veek
ntheiaticully to prtac-h dowu llm uulurul Luw
Under itteli twofold mipcoudiiet, cnari may
linpien in which (here ia no dnleiipe for in
' ilividiuil freedom, but to reaipl n wieked atnt
He with the atrnng tiniul. Fur iuatniit'ei
" n) Ibo Nalioiml Leiilnture nuikea nil lin
: inat and iiiicoiistiliilionnl aiiiiuie ; (Q.) next,
the Judiciary, which ia uumioed of the
creulurea of government, appointed Ibrnono
but polilienl nieritp, declnrep llie Statute eon-
atitiitionnl ) (3.) ihen the F.xerutive aeeka to
- enforce the pennlty of the atnlule upon aouie
until who bna Imm ii nceuaud of vinlulinjt il.
,.. He ia to be tried by a jury. Hut the govern
ment Judge allow no mini to aervo on llie
Jury, linleaa ho profeapea (I.) that be
lliiiikf the atutiile conptiliuiniiiil; (2.) lluit
1 lie baa no moral objection to inflict llie pen
" ally upon man wlio violnlea it; mid, (:).)
.. . that lie will take that for " law," which Iho
M Court" declurea audi. In audi n cnao,
there ia no pioteeiion for a mnii, whom llie
government aces fit to dealroy, exeept in I he
' direct interlbrciiee of the people to prevent
:.atbe contemplated wrong. For without that,
the govertiinent may be able to make any
Inline il plunaea,. and execute it on every
limn it may see fit to seize.
an. ca((a o'mnn kidnapped by llie
ofTieiula of Government, under llie Fngilive
' Slave bill, the peril ia greuler yel. - He ia to
be " tried " before on official, who ia not even
creature of the Government, but only
tool of the Court a creature' creature.
Philadelphia, New J'ork, lioaton, and Buf-
fiilit, bnve pliown lluil the Court ppnwns a
" Out-vcnnm all the worma of Kile."
Tlmt tool of the Court la In decide, atinimn
rily, whether the perron broudil liefore him
abnll licneefnrih bn treoted na n Mnn, or nan
IJen.M: for the mnnlv deeiaion be reeeivea
but half thn auni offered aa brihe fur the
benatly aeulenre. In th ia enpe, ihe Covern
nmut, vinliiljig Ihe Liw if God and tho
Convei Hon of men, proeeciU lo inflict ihe
erenteat pnxpible nulrngo on a mnn, and on
li'a opt riiy forever I of rnurae, it mnkra
twp of pueh iimt nini-ntp na bnve been "con
reived in pin," mid have ahnpen thtimaelvca
inln lurlher in'ipiity men horn and bred
for ih" euiipiiiiintMlion of wirkednepp. Now
when nn iuueCLMit man ia brnudit into tin:
fni'Sa of Ihepc rie itiirea, nnd Ihern la no
other wny for hia eeape il hrenmea Ihe Duly
of the ftm-meti nUnit him In rescue him, n
they would from Ihe j ivp of n wnlf, uaing
any e .lieiila thai nre jmt. A cotnmunity
tlmt uili not do thia ia unworthy the name
I rejoice ihnl thn people of Syrneuae took
Jerry out of the rhitehcp of llie kidunppera;
tlmt, in ihe imiiie of justice, they trod under
font n bill which viohitcp the Constitution of
the F. S., the anercil nnd veueinlilc rtiptnma
of the I'oiiiiiinu l.nw. llm principle of all
.ilor.'ility. i'l nil Iti liuinn, nnd which aela at
imui;hi ihu Cterual Justice of the Illeaacd
My denr pir, Mosloti bnd n gloriotia bistnry;
it was illuminated by innny n noble deed.
(rent men have atood na initial to every
ehnpier of her niieieut fame ; ynu rend iheni
na you run. Well, air, I had once hoped
(hat Huston would add to her ancient rn
imwn, by llm eontiiiiinus vinlntion of the Fn
gilive Slave bill ; bin aim forgot the granite
lint is hnihled into monument nt Lexing
ton, nt Concord, mid nl Bunker Hill ; she for
gn the honor that her rilizcn. mid their
neighbors had won, and llm aeivirea they
had innl. red In mankind, by the ilcalruclioii
of lea, illegnlly taxed, mid by their constant
resistance lo oipi eppion ; alio forgnlall lliia,
nnd thought only of llm granite built into
War.' house or II inks, nnd of the picifils of
her trade ! With few exeepiioiia, thn politi
cian nf llostnn, the capitalist of llosion,
the mei rhanta of llnslou, mid, of course, llm
Hioulh-piecea of till these three, ib'pired to
enforce the Fugitive Slave bill in thia city,
mid degrade n mail into ihe condition of n
beast. Tim Government of Ibiston desired
tho anuin thing. It i n law," quntb Ihey,
" mid po must I mi put in force." It wna put
in force in n Court House girt wilh em
hhiuialie chain by two hundred police
men, armed with bludgeon and naked
sa oiils, protected by armed soldiers, Ihe
n Ichriiied Simula Brigade. Il wua enforced,
In Ihe delight of your unlive town ! F.legmit
women ma. hi no rnucealmeul of their joy
thai the "American Allien " had endea
vored to make n mnn a mere beast of burthen.
When Boston had succeeded so well in
making women into mere beaata of prey,
the delight wn limelv nnd consistent. Cler
gymen publicly ihnuked God for Ihe event ;
" ministers of religion " ciiiiih out in defense
of kidnnpiera nnd kidnapping, for " Ihe luw
must ho enforced." Bui at lluit time there
were in Huston filleen hundred rum-shops in
lull, leinetiil end public; operation, well
kiiimu lo llie nuthoriliea of the place, every
one of iheni in direct violation of the law of
the land! Ansiiian llnyiiaii, liir scourging
n lady, naked, in hi camp, haa himself run
the gauntlet of Christendom, nnd been
brought lo Ihe gateanf death in the nielmpo
lia of both F.ughiud mid Belgium. Bui he
denied Ihnl he did thai d I. Boston cannot
deny her act of aluiuie; posterity will lie her
Von know, air, very well, llm one great
influence, which determined Boslnu lo fur
gel her luroier bisiory, mid In "compter her
prcjiulicea " in liivur ol Ihe Rights ol mnn and
Ihe L'lwaof (iod; rather strong "prejudices"
they were, Ion, in llm day of Hancock nnd
Adams. Vou know llm reward Boston baa
bail fiiiiii thu Slave-Power, liir her servility
thereto; ynu know Ihe pay which the South
has given to Ihe great Northern aiUociue of
Southern mischief; you know ihe disposi
tion he In. since show n, nnd the " upKrt "
be now rallies admit him. He wns never
limiteil to such retainers before! I wiah Ihe
Muse of llistury could blot out Ihe record of
this mau'e lute mid fidl, and human pity
could ni'suagt) ihe grief of grciilneaa (alien In
such a snd estate. But no. Even Boston
tin us off the mighty mnn whose conscience
aim corrupted mid lulled lo sleep in her lap,
and now refuse to buy the talent kite inudu
veiiul long ago. It must be ao.
" Tia highest Heaven' command
That Ruilly aima should toidij paths pursue:
That w hat ensnorus the heart ahould niuim the
And virtue' worthlct fact bo fuUo to glory
Kir, in the lime of trial, your townsmen
stood the rack. I think ihey bad aome
picuchiiig lo encourage their iuilb, from n
non-iesislant, whoso piece never hangs fire
in the lime of battle ; who love men because
he luvea God, nnd is a minister of I'iely mid
Humanity, not nf I'liestcrull. In the tin mo
of Justice, the Syracusean trod down the
Fugitive Slave Bill, iu the name of God,
Ihey aet Ihe tools of Government at defiance,
ami their brother at liberty.
I any s well done. Do it ngniu if need be
Do il continually, till llie Americnn Govern
ment (ball understand Hint (hough (hey
miike wickod ptatutea in llie name nf
"Union," and though llie Clergy, in llie
name of Religion, ahould call on all men lo
oltey them, yet ihe People, in the name of
mnn in ihe name of God, will violate any
audi wicked device, nnd bring it to naught.
Then the Church will pipe a different time,
nnd the Stnle dance tiller a quite other fash
ion. There i no adeipiatu security fur (be
welfure of the people, but a firm, religious
determination always (o do right, and never
to do wrong always to welcome justice
from the Government, but never to suffer
ilijti ice from it build.
lli:lrerio I linve not seen much lo lend inn
to think very well of New Vork politician,
with here mid there a niemoi utile exception.
But I am glad lo sen cause lo think po well
of tho New Voik men ye, nnd Womkji,
ton, for I don'l forget M the thirty piece of
ailver." I lielievo joii have, on Iho whole,
(lie lKt SMnte lOiiaiitution in Hie I inon.
Now I think I ace where it enme from, nnd
how yotl got it. I never knew before.
I am sure posterity will honor the deed
yon wiah lo commemorate. I lioie you will
meet posterity half way, nnd show how it
may 13 done, ll ia a good thing (o honor
ancient lieioistu; a good thing also lo honor
audi as equal or am pus it lucv,
Yo load adorrra of departed fuino
Who warm at S.ipin's worth, or Tally's r.nmc;
Ye, tint In fan icj visions nn ndmiro
Tho aword nf l)rutu, and the T.u lmit 1 re ;
Wrapped in Mitotic m ilcr, u ho ailnro
Each classio haunt ami wcll-rcmciiihrrcil shore,
Where vulnr tuned, ntniil her chncn throng,
Tho Th.raci.tn trumpet, and the Spartan Bong j
8c? Unman fire in Hampden a hnsom swcll,
And fate and tree. loin in tho shults of Tell
Soy, y loud e.dots to the worth of yore,
Hath valor left the world, to live no more?
No moro shall lirntti hd n Tyrant die.
And aternly smile, with vin.te.inco in his eye?
Hampden no more, wl.cu sulfcring l-'rcctloiii
Encounter fair, nn 1 triumph n be falls?
Nor Tell disrloso, through peril nnd nlnim,
The might that slunihers in n freeman's nrm
Ye I in that generous cause forever atrcii,
The patriot' virtue and the pact's song
Still, aa the tide of nd rolN nivny,
Shall charm tho world, unconscious of decay."
Respectfully nnd grntrfullv vnur.
SAMUEL J. MAY.
New and Old.
nr i. w. uiiHii.'.'iMON.
"Theao early day of September bnve
shown na leaves iiiremly jellow with llm
pnsl severity of beat, mid ready lo lie pushed
nsido by Ibo silent buds of another season ;
liir those buds will he funned ihi autumn
nml lie motionless, the w it, tcr through, the
concentration of n future auiiimi i' iipnn
evey leadess twig. Thu mason ha been
beiitilid, n nil seasons lire. I'lioticed, lin
coiiuted, it swill hums have gone by. A
Ihe earth revolve beneath unconscious feet,
po revolve earth's periods heliire unrulier ju
eye. Jlow many watched the passing ol
spring into summer ? In it single, night of
ruin after a week' bent the magic change
lnik place; in the morning (he clear trace
of a new experience were over Nature, the
fulinge wus heavier mid d uker, nnd that day
oi June leil summer in; n lew night mine
drought llm forehndir.g eiickels, a lew more
ihe fireflies, then came Midsummer Day, nnd
then there wns one- morn bright Spring
pnaaeil nway Ibrevcr, only n lovely recollec
tion now. How iienr mi expciience, yel
bow nncient. So ha passed away the prime
of every season aiuco Jesus, sineo Adain
anw the young leaves swell nnd darken ; Ihi
whole grarelol universe Ihroh mid change
I fire up, renew itself nt each instant, mid
nothing remains still. Nothing, but Ihe
Ptern old I'l inciplu of .Mullen, the eternal
Law of Change, more coiistanl llinu the
morning mid moro nncieul 1 1 tit it (ho stars,
the I'owcr iu whoso grasp nil these frail
leaves flutter mid wither mid we uniting
Idem, the one grand IV riuiiuaiice of Ihe vis
ible universe, within wliu.-c plastic influence
lite bud mul brood of each new season
chant unbroken thn eternal iiitthem of Old
"Man mid his institutions can only follow
llie greul law by which Nature ami her in
stitution nrn kccii lo live. There is no ep
cape from her unfiling mnrals. Tho Old
bus it own place mid thn New it own, even
ua she tench . I n new insuiulion to li v
ll musl rest on principles thai date back to
the origin of llm universe; coeval with those
which rule the green leave and the yellow,
Accumulated nge musl supply (he spirit
nml to-day ibo fiirm; mid n speedy ilerpnir
wail titon that bankrupt enterprise which
rnnnol bring Ibrth from il treasury things
Old nnd New.
" Ju staling tlii coiiiliinnlinn only stnte
tint t&'l.:..i. c, ...:!:..- ... .i :
,n ,, ,i,i, hi, iu llm I UIS( OUSIICSS Ol
every reasonable mail. We buvn no quarrel
with the past liir nre wo not it children ?
Do we need Itetier miulyi, belter saints,
lieller heroes, than people ihi greul temple?
Doubtless every fiirm against which we can
protest, wn Ihii ii iu prayer and baptized in
teors. Every creed w hich we renounce wu
in its day Ihe triumphal mithern of the freed
intellect. We may do jusiiie.e lo these an
cestral glories, wbilo we bid llmin farewell.
It ia only, that in building the loiitba of thn
prophets we Imvo lo bury some of their
works with them, na the Indian sleep he
side the liiemiiiials of bis courage. But
some there nre always who cling lo that
which should pass awny, aa a child cling Iu
the body of its dead parent and will not re
linquish lo it the grave. Vet llm globe must
roll on, unchecked (y N those passionate
tears; I base clinging arms musl untwine, or
share Ihe sepulcher ; life goes on, on, through
series of bereavements, and each genera
tion bids farewell lo much that the heart
holds deur. We must elinoso between ihe
post forms which oneo embodied ibo eternal
spirit, and the other forms w hich uro lo to
new nnd embody it now. Tho stern alter
native always, creates o now division in ao
ciety; the old has the court, llie senate, and
the market; the new ha ihe pout, ihe peo
ple, and posterity.
"The conservative mid iho reformer nre
thus the permanent forces in society. Nei
ther desires nt heart to be exclusive. The
reformer only wishes to serine tho new
lorms, willing to retain (ho old spirit ; ihe
conservative i only anxious to preserve the
old spirit, which be thinks endangered by (he
new forms. But they distrust each other
nnd so the nntngniiiam continue. Neither
able lo nbsnrh the otlnT, they abide as mutual
and useful check. They nre like two men
who plow together in Iho field. One urge
the machine liir ward nnd direct the motion ;
llie otlmr is mere dend weight upon the linn
die, In press ihem down and retard ihe thn
Hint on. Vet slill what i'liporance iu hi
position ; h i him relax hi buhl, the share
trips in the furrow and nil is ovei thrown.
I.' I us lint be loo vain of our refiirnintnry
ppiri'. We need son e resistance if the work
is lobe wisely and thoroughly done. One
midil ti'mi s: nay, if there wen no enn-r rvalue-
iu ihe conuiiiiiiiiy I would myself be a
coiih.'i tutivr disdinrgo with alacrity that
di'igreeiiblu duly ; so seldom do w e see rad
icalism wi.m enough mid pure enough to
:iUn rnre of Itself without llm instructive
nntnnMii.-ni of this stubborn nml often ad
"In looking for n rccnnciling influence
between t!o'. two force, I do not know
where we ran more reasonably demand it
than in llm church thnt institution which
should be t!i medium lo men alike of llie
lovlieat aspirations, ihe most solid thinking,
and llm most pungent mural ilimulu. The
Church is, iu short, the representative of
religion sole reconciler of the ideal nnd llm
practical. Without the religious spirit, prac
tical relorni becomes intempeiuiu nnd vin
dictive. i ttli n mere nlisirart ri hguui there
is nn practical rclbriii nt nil. Thu presi til
revolt of reformer iigainst the churches can
never be pacified nor yrt the errors charg
ed ,m lie. e revolutionists corrected unloiH
Ihe churches ran expand nillicienlly lo inke
the heroin rebel in. We need iiiote radi
calism in our religion and more relii ui iu
"The circumstance of llm IiifI few year
mid (he selfish and iiihiiinnn altitude nsiim
cd by much of the conservatism of Ihe com
mmiiiy, in it relations In politic especially ,
have biuiidil into great pioiiiiiieuce this
question of the position of llm church, or
religious element. When the highest officer
of stale venture to f-ny publicly Ihnl religion
i mi excellent thing iu every thing but pol
itics; there il only make men mild; il is
time In grow serious ; tinm for Religion lo
reproduce the expei ienpe of Paul mul inquire
whether her prnsotyics nro really mad,
(must noble I'cslus) or speak (he words of
(ruth mul soberness still.
" For consider (he consequences of n doe
trine so flattering to each man' peculiar
propensities and temptations. TJie politician
limit tdi disclaimer In politics, because thai
is hi pursuit, but bow easily mutatis miiijii7r,
is the ilefiuilinii made available lor till. ' lio-
ligioit i goud iu everything but politics,' de
clare the politician. 'Good in everything
bill law,' suggest llm lawyer; 'Good in
everything bin the retail Iriuh) in drv gonds,'
observes the ihy-gnod retailer ; ju every
thing; bill blackMiuilhiiig,' add the black
smith. And pu, llirniigh every trade m il
profession in the community; every man,
with the utmost deference for religion iu llm
abstract, icspeclfully 'tifrnioff' from religion
iu behidl of bis sped d employment. And
soul last, cut off bom nil occupation of all
men, what i left in which religion is excel
lent ! Nothing, apparently, except ill sustain
ing Sunday worship and paying llm salaries
nf llie clergy while ihey denounce Iho sins
of lliu Jew mul let thoso of Americans
" For it i very convenient in this wny to
mnke conscience ineirly (a Milton say in
hi unequalled satire upon this very subject),
' dividual uu.i eiueut.' I mean that it is
much easier to give religion n divided sev
enth part of t'i.eh week, than to givo it tho
undivided proportion of every instant, ll is
easy to separate lili, into period, mid pay
tithe to Ginl.oii condition of nun iulerl'erencn
w ith thu rest. As l.auinrliim say that Louis
XVIII on his restoration, gave tho old ltoy
a I i.t bis treasures mid hi toy, in urder more
lo refuse them hi politics; so men concede
to religion Sunday, thu hymn-hook mid llm
church in order lo escape from giving .Mon
day, the ledger mul the cmicus-rooiu.
" But thi subdivisinn of conscience re
quire n skill which i tint commonly taught
iu Theoloeieal Schools, it obviously bears
rather bind upon ibo young clergyman. It
docs not seem to dim lo be the theory of hi
position. I would nut so much object to n
fair declaration that publics nnd trade tire
more important than mere theology, (lor per
haps they are) as u cliuich-couiiiitlleu mint
once told mu that what Ihey wanted in n
certain pulpit wo u uindemto Whig;' hut
if Ihe minister may not nller the day of hi
ordiiintion, even think for himself enough to
be mnderule or n Wing, except us (he major
ity of his siipiHirtcrs define the terms fioiu
month Iu month if he mus( daily represent
each new phase of local opinion, merely a
piece of church machinery if, in short,
mere is lo lie no ilitlereneii between a min
ister mul n weathercock, cxrcpl that one i
outHiilo Ilio meeluiuhoiisii mul the other iu-
inside; then 1 think the sooner wo nil he
come noii-coiiforiiiini mid come-otilers (he
" It is in thinking of such n clergy tlmt
wc iiniierstnml wnv rylhagnrns on Iiih iiii
sioniiry lour went first to reform the places
w intra lucre were limit temples nml priests.
It is of Ihi view of the clerical position that
mi eminent conservative divine once candid
ly niliiiitted lo me that, if rnniiiiiied, It would
mnke the ministry 'n refuge for scoundrels.'
Strnnge deceiideiils would these bn of that
I'uritnii race of vtboui Cotton Mather hud
down as nn established maxim that, 'Now
F.ughiud being u country whose interests nre
remnikiibly enwrapped in eccleusiicnl cir
cumstances, minister ought to interest lliciit
selvca iu politics.' But I rejoice to think
that llm piciuru I bnve drawn i one lint yet
realized in the New Fnghiiid pulpit. I can
not endose quite ell Ihe reproaches of our
reformer. All that cnu be fairly proved is
this, ihut our clergy do hugely share (ho sins
mul error of their congregation; no! Ihut
they lend or exeecd these sins. 1 think jus
tice i hardly done them. Ia the anti-slavery
movement itself, I scarcely know a single
yn iih? clergy, nan who 1 o, avowedly more
u ! im H I T, "'1 ,0,' "r, f ,,iH I'""?'
Minn. hia i- to say luile. I kni.w, bin , lo
of l ?. Lf Jt'-'f" - I "T ' r,"l'er.n,'r': ''"W
! I)op" chmfly carried by ll,,
clergy. Nnr has nny profi.sm contributed
so large y to tho most earless radicnlism. I
link it ho dune the clergy good lo proclaim
tlietr f.uills; but : ihey nre in these day sii.li
VCI'V R.'lllt eilllli for r..lf .rft.i.a'd .. t. ...I. .1....
.. ' , - , ; ,.t ,..,, ,, n. ,0111
,,i"T ,o nine i7rov rallmr
iH.i...:,.... 'I. I.: . . .
inglorious. Takinir llmm nl llm worst. ilir
timidity nnd ignorance mo hardly world so
many shots nn the selfishness noil nmliitiou
of llm I dly who control liiem. To d i. ounce
" """ ",v "'v,r r"'" l'r,l.ioi,ers. is to
iienounco llm weatl.ercock and apnre (ho
bier. i (hat w bills itn policy ipii'e sale if
deed, hut not, pel haps, either beioie or ef
" But w lu'therthe (null be iu clergy or eon-
t. m o ' el !!.!';: !. T. , n I
supplant tho divine ble. So fir linn litis
. ' imii i mi ii
reacneii, tlial w lien mi organization arises
liko our ow n, a Free Church, seeking its
own light from Heaven, nut risking what
tuny bo llm forms nnd doctrines nl others,
imt .lB.i-!i r- il.n hi. I -.1 ..... .
chinery ; when this occurs, 'men aeem nctil-
........ nllv scciariai, ma'
nuvsuipii- as it ti,u tine surprise wen
not in hcniing- that any Church should ever
w ish nny other basis.
" In regard to our prnrtirul position, wc
still hold to our thcoiy of Old mul New.
Wo hehevo ill nostolical succession, un
iloiiblcdly. I'ul w e believe in ilircct evidence,
rather than historical. There nro certain
practical tests nsunlly provided iu every gen
eral ton, dilhcult work lo bo dune, 4'insses
lo do borne w hich nro ' the only relics of
tho Irno cms of Chnst, let the Komnnisl
ny what Ihey w ill.' By idcir fruit ye shall
know them. J nu not seo positive mnrki. of
mi) thing apostolical in chinches w hoso uieni
her buy mid sell their fidlow -on mher ; but
I can see a zeal that look quite apostolical
ill several reformatory societies, nml even if
Ihey do reprove rather sharnlv nt lime. o
did i'niil mid Peter. In times, when doctor
of div inity openly oiler lo sell their brothers
in llie iiiii ighleous cause ol slavery, wo need
not wonder if irregular pr.ieliouer go so fur
us lo scold Iheir brothers iu thu cause of lib
erty. Still, two wrongs do not mnke a right.
A reformer may be n greviuus sinner nl llm
same lime; though so lar as he is n trim re
former he i not i, gievimiH sintiei. A man
may be Secretary of seven reform societies
anil secretly commit the seven deadly sins,
alljho while. Judas wn (he first executive
ollicer of the Christian Church, nnd wu huve
not yet outlived hi ileenmliiul.
" Iu n right stale ofsocicty,lhc limine of llm
pulpit during every summer should predict
Iho matter of next w inter's legislation. by
do yon place your look-out nt Iho mast bend,
if iml that he mav ci v l.-tnil ( )' helbi-K il.,w.
on deck, even uu liie quarter deck, have
spied il ?
" I do not any that the clergy, in particular,
make the best iinlitieian : but I sav that
there is something more important lhtiu pol
iticians, nud not tui easily lo be bad liir ask
ing. Thn truth is, that moral movements
lake aboard politicians as Pocket shin take
iihonrd pilot when they are near port.
" Il ,s admitted dv n recent and able Orihn-
dox writer Ihnl 'the boundaries between the
church and the world are rapidly fading
nway. I.tuge number of the world nre
coming to act on principles which were for
merly peculiar to Ihe church; while it is to
bo feared that n largo body of Ihe church is
I'.M advancing in n spirit nnd in practices
that belong only to lliu world.'"
" If I were to hear that I wns to reside iu
the same house with iwo perou, llm ouo n
church member, and the other ail atheist, I
should hardly know from which lo expect
most honesty or must kindness. And I once
knew a case in a small town wdero n man
who had not entered n church for four years,
was appointed as rbniruinii of the Board of
Assessors, on Ihe avowed ground that ho was
the only iiinn in town honest enough for tlmt
rather try ing position."
Iti v. Jon. PxtiKKn, D. D.,( Double Dealer)
hns published a card in Tht Tribunt begin
ning thus: " I deem it proper to say in ihi
manner that it is not my intention to enter
into a newspaper controversy with Rev.
Henry Ward Beeeher." The public, we
think, will commend his prudence. When
n mnn tins been totally routed iu a controver
sy which hi own mendacious impudence
had provoked, and proved, in spile of his
black ennt, to have been guilty of Ihe basest
I'rntid, it is nbout timu for bint lo stop. He
larlber savs :" ll cannot bu expected niter
this that I should take nny further steps to
ward llm private sutlleineul of the dispute,"
&e. Of cutiiro not. Thu public will not
be likely, niter w hat has been revealed. In
expect Hum him mivlhiiig that savor of
fiirnes or justice. The assumed dignity of
the Kcv. gentleman, niter thu brai'd set upon
him by .Mr. Beeeher, wn can compare only
lo dial of tho convicted thief who indignant
ly refused lo speak either to Court or Jury,
becnuse, a he alleged, they were beiieulh
hi notice. Pa. Fiumttn.
Ki.iziiii Wiiiuiit i again on Ihe gridiron of
Iho fugitive statute. Wo forget whether tin
i the second or tho third timu which our
quondam editorial copartner' purse has li'i'i,
lilched, and his personal liberty imperiled, by
thu statutory bloodhound of our great Nat
ioual Whig and Democratic piracy. This
persistent persecution of Wright, as our
renders nro aware, is founded on a suspicion,
that our old friend performed on art of hu
manity in behalf of Sliadraeh, precisely like
thnt which was perlonned in behalf of (he
kidnapped AHstlus when " liie utigel of the
Lord by night opened the prison doors ami
brought then, forth " We are only too sorry
lo sny, (lint there is no prool, iu ihe case now
pending, of Klizin1 having actually iiuilutcd
the illustrious example of that " law-break
ing" angel; although wu have no doubt there
is hourt enough in Wright to have prompted
hi,,, t f0w j ,, , fhnl-strpsof that etrmn-.
Cl'M,","f '"""W f I' "I. "f the wny
had Ihc, fairly open for him to do so. We
"'"ll if H't IVr,-,d,.vcry District Court of
Mn.snclm, tt. i led by its nnscrupuloui
'flunky nllorney, bnve time succeed in
getting a jm7 that will coiisien a man to thn
penitentiary on n chars of walking In mi
angel' footstep., even if the charge shnll have
1 m a.
m en proven. rut itm.
The Commonwealth olTlco, Boston Massach'i.
.,. lnf .nhl tliirtr-om. thn,...n,t f '
(iidding's spceili? twenty-four thousand c( .
Mann's; and nineteen thousand of Sumner- ,
Oood for Iloston. Hut wo think wo are a tit'.la ,
ahead. We have sold r.incty thousand of tha
order, nre continually eomi,
til. Ctrrelunil Trtir Democrat .
You arc behind tho ago friend Vaughn. It'
w as a long time ago that we mado tho nbov
announcement. Hero nio aomo figure for you
to beat, if y.-,i, rnnf
I A",ou" " PocunuMn printed at Ihe office of Ih,
Huston VvmmomrtttUlt, to Vlh Oc'. 1852.
The Three platformi,
Tho above tablo dor not Include a large rjnan
tity of document printed nt Washington and
Worcester, and sold by u nor a very lnrp.e
mount which wo shall be obliged to print im
mediately, in order to supply tho constantly
iucreaiing demnnd. Probably 600,000 copies of
tho several documents will bo despatcbod from
our office before December, aud destined to ac
complish immense good. liott. Commoaueut'K.
Wc ore not up to your figures, friend, but
aro coming on. We have sent oir over twenty
thousand documents within a few tlaya, ond era
the week is over, sjinll have out twice that num
ber. The people demand them and they idmll
bo suppliej. Had we, indeed, "a military
chest," or could our friend, furnish us tha
moans, thero ia not a county in the State, whinh
would uot be supplied with documents.
And they have done aud aro doing a great
woik. They nro planting seed every where.
Every where single individuals, clubs, auocia
tions aro cnlling for them. In out of tho w.y
places in Ohio in IJarko County, and ('char
on, on tho Ohio Itiver, all over tho- N-irth-West,
the cry is " Sen I us documents let iu
have Hale's Sunu.ii's Mann's and Giddin'
Never did our emtio look brighter. Novrr
was it so strong. Wo arc in the tkirmUh now ;
preparing only for tho battlo of '6fi; but when
thnt comes we shall bo ready. Circulate th
documents then! Scatter them broadcasts
Stop not with election day; but after that send
them, wberecver a frocmnn will read, or think.
For on them lie the germ of thnt power which,
shnll hereafter vvccp on bravely in behalf of
justice and of right. 7Vh mot-rat.
The Useless and Expensive Ship.
It Is correctly reported that that groat ship
called tho l'cnn-ylvania, built for tho uavy'of
tho United States at an expento of tijht Ann
drcd thomand itolluri, has become rotten and
unscaworthy. All tho vovnic alio ever matin
was from tho plnco where she was built to Nor
folk, Va. Reckoning tho intorost on what Vav
cost, and tho sum will amount to over on no .7
ionHiillan and all for what) Echo nnur
icW and that is tho best answer that cat, ba
And yet it Is nil very woll. No one complains .
Politicians, who arc always on the .cent to hunt
up extravagances and defalcation, aro ailcnt a
bout tint. It i. all vory will all matter of
course. Tho Navy must ba well supplied with
ships, and .hips will rot. Now, if million ct"
dollars had been a-ked for tho establishment nf
aomo national agricultural institution, how as
tonished snn.o demagogue, would have been.
Whnt awful .drugging of shoulders, and twitel,
ing nf eyebrow, and wagging of tongues (hi ra
would hnvo been. If, perchance, such an a
mount h:i-l been gmntcl, and a national school,,
or Homo other useful institution established, ho
certain unca'-y mortals would havo been agoni
sed ahout the extravagance of Congress and the
groat waste of iho pcoplo'a money. But novr
oh, la, i.' only a seventy-four gono to decay.
It only enkt a million dollars, and Uncle Sam i.
able to build two or throe mora hotter onei, , So
it ia nation are moro willing to pay cxtrnva
gai.f'y for follies than for useful and nevcuary
in.littitloiis. I'leimire Uoat.
Tho C ilumbin (S. C.) Southern Tat. contain,
a communication lo the candidates for tho 1 -eg.
Mature, propounding the following qac(ion
Would you, irdcacd, be In favor of cxpdlln
tho frco nrgroca from tho State, giving them a
rousoiiablc time to prepare for their removal
A I'ro ich utn wUhinj to apeak of tho cream
of tho Knglish pouts forgot tha word and said
' do 6i7r of do poets, "A wob said he haJ
fairly rlmriirii the English language,